Monday, November 24, 2014

2014 has been a very busy year! Whew!

Wow...I can't believe that 2014 is almost over.  I have had a very fun and productive year. Here are pictures of some of the new contributions to my "inventory". 

Of course I have been busy with the bags...

I love to use use interesting contrast fabrics for the backs, straps and the interior of my bags.  And pockets dahling...always pockets (All of my bags below contain interior 1 zippered welt pocket and 2 slip pockets.) All of which can at least can hold a large cellphone. 

A good example of my use of texture is in In Command.
Front - A velvet/beaded applique badge from TOS-Star Trek. Velvet front
and a velvet/canvas woven pattern used on the strap, etc...
Strap is adjustable.

Back with a zippered pocket (Again...who can't use more pockets...right?)

Flap up - showing interior lining plus 2 more pockets?
Below showing a couple of interior shots.

Here are a few other bags....
Summoned - Tote with hand-beaded dragon on a front exterior slip pocket.
Don't Touch That Button! - I have always loved the visual of the Tardis spinning out of control!

Otahime - Dragon Goddess - Vintage Kimono fabric and additional hand beading and quilting.)

On the left,  Dem Bones
On the right, Date of the Dead -
I made this bag for Tamera, who is a fabulous jewelry artist. You can see her work
Loved it so much I had to make another one.
Both bags use glow-in-the-dark fabric and thread (Who knew!)
and includes a zippered exterior pocket.
Dem Bones bag uses an embroidery design from Urban Threads.
Date of the Dead is my own design and I actually found
glow-in-the-dark beads for that Date night

If you want to see pics of the interiors of my other bags - just send me a note and I can either e-mail them to you or post on my blog. 

In addition to bags, I did do a couple of other textile art pieces...

Hmmmm...Are You Here for Breakfast? I had discussed this quilt on an earlier blog, but here is the finished quilt. 
I just love this piece - I thought his face shows a lot of character.

And here is Fae Moon  - This is my first attempt at machine felting. I decided to make this a wall hanging as I don't trust the "hardiness" of this technique in a bag.. I enjoyed doing this so much I look forward to do more with this technique. The possibilities are endless!!

Now it's on to Christmas gifts ;-)

Take care and Happy Holidays! Teri